University of Montpellier

French university located in Montpellier, founded in 1289

The University of Montpellier is a French public research university in Montpellier, south-east France. Founded in 1289, it is one of the oldest universities in the world.[1]

For 45 years from 1970 to 2015, the university was divided into three universities (University of Montpellier 1, University of Montpellier 2 and Paul Valéry University of Montpellier 3).[2] In 2015, a new University of Montpellier was created from the first two universities. However, the Paul Valéry University of Montpellier remained a separate entity.[3]

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Notable former studentsEdit

  • Auguste Comte, a French thinker who was one of the founders of sociology
  • Enver Hoxha, an Albanian politician who was the prime minister of Albania

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